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Mules

Date:
first quarter 17th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
silk, metal
Dimensions:
Length: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm) Width: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1929
Accession Number:
29.23.12
Not on view
By the sixteenth century, embroidery had become a highly developed art form in England and on the Continent. The proliferation of printed materials, particularly books of embroidery designs, supplied a wealth of motifs for both the amateur and professional embroiderer. The superb workmanship found on this pair of early-seventeenth-century mules suggests professional design and manufacture.
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